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I have always loved Avon. My grandma was an Avon lady. My mother always used it, too. Avon is a brand that has my complete trust because I know that their products are made of only the highest quality of ingredients.
I was excited to find out that Avon’s newest skincare innovation, NutraEffects, has recently launched on Avon.com. I knew this was something I wanted to try out.
INTRODUCING AVON NUTRAEFFECTS
HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE SEED FOR ULTIMATE SKIN HEALTH
A seed is one of nature’s most powerful creations, it’s the source of life itself. Avon NutraEffects has harnessed this power into its breakthrough Active Seed Complex. The complex is made with Chia Seeds which are used as the hydrating base ingredient across all of the products within the range. The powerful hydration quality comes from the blend of Chia Seeds which can hold up to 12x their weight in water and are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. In addition to this, each NutraEffects formula is then blended with other nutrient rich seeds and skin loving antioxidants to target one of four skin care needs: hydration, balance, radiance, and signs of aging.
The combinations deliver healthier, more beautiful skin from day one. All products are suitable for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, and paraben- and dye-free. The collection includes:
Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Hydration Daily Cream SPF15 and Gel Night Cream ($18.00 each)
Formulated with the antioxidant-packed Chia Seed, which is one of nature’s superfoods and known for its ability to hold moisture, these deeply hydrating creams improve texture and provide 48-hour hydration to soften dry, rough skin. Designed for dry to normal skin.
- Key Ingredient: Chia Seed
- Key Benefit: Hydration
- Key Result: Dramatically improves appearance of rough, dry skin*
Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Balance Daily Cream SPF15 and Gel Night Cream ($18.00 each)
Made with a formulation of Chia Seed and specialized mattifying powders working together to reduce oil, minimize the appearance of pores, and help keep skin balanced and shine-free. Designed for combination to oily skin.
- Key Ingredient: Chia Seed and Mattifying Powders
- Key Benefit: Balance
- Key Result: Dramatically reduces the appearance of pores*
Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Radiance Day Cream SPF20 and Night Cream ($18.00 each)
Designed to rejuvenate dull skin, even out skin tone, and restore the complexion’s natural glow, these radiance-boosting creams are formulated with Birds of Paradise Seed, an ingredient known for its ability to brighten and reduce the look of pigmentation.
- Key Ingredient: Birds of Paradise Seed
- Key Benefit: Radiance
- Key Result: Reduces the appearance of discoloration**
Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Ageless Multi-Action Day Cream SPF20, Night Cream, and Eye Cream ($18.00 each)
These anti-aging products are all fortified with pomegranate extract, which is known for its powerful age-defying properties and packed with vitamins and antioxidants. All three creams firm skin, nourish the complexion, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Key Ingredient: Pomegranate Extract
- Key Benefit: Combats signs of aging
- Key Results: Skin looks and feels younger; youthful fullness is restored**
- Visibly diminishes the look of crow’s feet (eye cream)**
* Based on a consumer perception study after one week
**based on a consumer perception study after two weeks
The Avon NutraEffects Skincare Regime completely agrees with my skin! I love it.
WHERE TO BUY: Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative, call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Being a beauty blogger, I am blessed to be able to try out and test many different skin care products. Once in awhile, one will come along and I am thinking, "Wow!" Good Karma Skincare's Lux 7 All-in-One Face Cream is one of those products. It combines a day cream, night cream, refining serum and eye cream all in one jar! Plus, it really works wonders on my skin!
As a holistic practitioner with a demanding schedule, Cynthia Ransom was compelled to create much needed skincare products that are convenient, affordable, luxurious and truly natural….but most importantly, proven to yield genuine results.
Desiring an effective yet simple anti-aging routine, she began creating products using holistic ingredients and a few secret weapons. Her skin repairing arsenal included a mystical formula received from her client, a 68 year old Shaman that Cynthia will tell you has “amazing skin!”
The Shaman (or ‘medicine woman’) partnered with Good Karma to share her seven oil formula she received in meditation; thus Lux 7 was born. Using the oil as the foundation, Cynthia worked with bio-chemists for over two years to perfect her nutrient dense formulations. Once finalized, simplifying the beauty process was realized by taking four of her products; a daily moisturizer, a skin refining serum, an eye cream and a night cream and combining them into ONE JAR. Thus Lux 7 All-in-One Face Cream was born.
Using her holistic science knowledge and experience, Cynthia also helped to pioneer a new process used in all Good Karma products; Bio-Fresh™ is advanced homeopathy that helps to preserve the integrity of ingredients and direct the botanicals to work in synergy, creating beautiful complexions. And of course, they kept the original seven oil recipe as Lux 7 Rejuvenating Facial Oil.
Good Karma Skincare’s ingredients are derived from 100% natural and renewable resources. Cynthia’s Holistic background takes it even further, banning many unsafe natural and hidden ingredients commonly found in other products. Good Karma proudly boasts; “We don’t test on animals, we feed them”. As a matter of fact, a portion of every sale supports their program Beauty feeds the Beasts™, which provides a meal for an animal in a shelter. Now that’s Good Karma!
I received a sample of Lux 7 All-in-One Face Cream to review and I have been using it for two weeks straight, both morning and night. The first thing I noticed was the light, creamy texture. After cleansing, I apply it all over my face, neck and chest area. It absorbs completely and makes my skin feel nice and refreshed.
As the days went by, I noticed that my skin looks so much younger. Any lines I was worried about have been reduced significantly. I never get greasy looking during the day the way I do with other day creams. Lux 7 All-in-One Face Cream is the perfect day and night cream and I would definitely recommend it to busy moms who don't have a lot of time to pamper themselves. It is very affordable, too! It is so much cheaper to have just one cream that does it all instead of 3-4 different ones that take up space, plus your money.
Good Karma Face Cream makes my skin glow!
About Good Karma Skincare
Founded in 2013, Good Karma Skincare is based on holistic science and the wisdom of a Shaman. As a traditional Naturopath, our founder Cynthia Ransom believed it was possible to achieve real results using therapeutic dosages of nutrients instead of chemicals AND do it in a simplified manner. Taking her four top products and putting them in one jar took 2 years to prefect; Lux 7 Four in One Face Cream is a game changer in the beauty arena. Previously concentrating on local clientele, Good Karma is now ready to go national because Everyone Deserves Good Karma!
Enter to win! Two winners will be chosen to receive a jar of Good Karma's Luxe 7 all-in-one face cream. (ARV: $48 ea.)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tool form below. Good luck!
You can see the entire line of Lux 7 products at: www.GoodKarmaSkincare.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Winter is no excuse to have dry and flaky skin! Combat the rough winter skin with these staples that will keep you hydrated all year long.
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter Collection packs pure shea and cocoa butters with skin saving essential oils to deliver instantly softer skin. While other Body Butters use synthetic preservatives and chemicals including parabens, silicone & mineral oils that can clog pores, prevent absorption of beneficial ingredients and accumulate in the body, Lavanila packs their natural formula with smart, natural ingredients that that allow for faster absorption of body beneficial vitamins and immediate hydration. I use it right after my shower when my skin is still a bit damp, and it really seals in the moisture. ($19; Lavanila.com)
Korres Moisturising Hand Cream with Almond Oil & Calendula will relieve dry hands with rich yet non-oily botanical extracts. Calendula, combined with almond oil and aloe, helps retain natural moisture of the skin, leaving hands smooth and supple. A blend of natural butters and antioxidants provides additional comfort. Use the 91.9 percent natural formula daily for immediate and long-term relief. This is my new favorite hand cream. I keep it on my nightstand and also in my purse. It smells heavenly! ($14.50; Sephora.com)
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Cream SPF 30 is formulated with a bio-copper complex that helps correct the most visible signs of aging. It uses three effective technologies to revive, improve and protect your skin while recapturing a youthful appearance. I love this product. It is the best day cream ever! ($69; Kohl’s)
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.
Dedicated to creating the most effective, organic product on the market, Jeffrey James fashioned a sophisticated, natural skincare line that adapts to every skin type and concern. Jeffrey James Botanicals combines modern skincare with science and natural actives to create a truly luxurious, organic experience. Below are the descriptions of the products.
A rich blend of organic essential oils and ocean minerals create a therapeutic facial cleanser to nourish and repair dry, blemish-prone and rough, damaged skin. Vitamin E and Rose Hip Oil diminish discoloration and repair scarring. Botanicals soothe and renew skin cells and stimulate cellular regeneration.
Bamboo heals and energizes skin, while Aloe Vera, essential oils and raspberry extract draw out toxins. High in antioxidants and bio-flavonoids, this scrub nourishes and protects skin while gently exfoliating for accelerated cell regeneration.
Rejuvenate skin with Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxyl Acids that boost cell renewal and collagen production. Bee propolis and royal jelly restore proteins and enzymes to reveal healthier, more supple skin.
Hyaluronic Acid makes up 50% of this formulation to draw moisture from the environment to skin. This serum penetrates deeply to activate collagen production for a fresh, youthful complexion.
Intensive antioxidant repair serum defies aging by restoring skin’s elasticity. Argan stem cells accelerate skin’s natural repair process to rejuvenate tired complexions. Vitamin C brightens and boosts collagen production while hyaluronic acid deeply nourishes to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
For more information go to: www.jeffreyjamesbotanicals.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Introducing Yves rocher Anti-Age Global Skin Care. The Anti-Age Global line contains a new generation of Plant Source Cells which are incorporated in their entirety into each product. This way, their cellular structure is preserved for maximum effectiveness. Each product contains more than 100,000 Plant Source Cells.
What is the benefit of Plant Source Cells?
Stem Cells are present within every living being in the animal and plant world. Within plants, these cells are specifically present in a tissue called the “Meristem.”
Can you imagine a tinted moisturizer that has the benefit of an anti-aging day cream, fights and prevents signs of aging, protects your skin from the elements, repairs past damage and conceals flaws? I would say that I have found the PERFECT beauty product!
Introducing Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream
- Repairs damage
- Evens skin tone & texture
- Firms & improves elasticity
- Reduces fine lines & wrinkles
- Creates a radiant, glowing complexion
- Balances skin tone
- Rich in antioxidants
- Protects with chemical free SPF 30 · Mineral tinted coverage
- Ultimate moisturizer
- Skin perfecting color
- Great for all skin types
- 100% improved hydration
- 96% improved dark circles and puffiness around eyes
- 88% reduction in 3D visual analysis of fine lines and wrinkles
- 88% improved skin tone and luminosity
- 75% improved elasticity of the skin